Hassan AIT MAN is an EFL teacher from Morocco. He has been teaching English in different Moroccan High schools for 14 years now. He holds a Master Teacher Diploma from iEARN and is an ILEP program alumnus. Mr. AIT MAN is also the author of a novel entitled ”My name is Amine!”. He won an International School Award (ISA) as coordinator of the Connecting Classrooms Project at his school. He is also one of the Access Program facilitators. Mr. Ait Man is an active member of the Moroccan Association for Teachers of English and has been involved in many of its different conferences and projects. His current interests include using ICT and project work in teaching.

Mr. AITMAN is a strong believer that teaching should go beyond the walls of the classroom: teaching is about preparing citizens of tomorrow who are able to make a positive change in their world.



Julia ALIVERTI has been an EFL teacher for over 25 years.  She has worked both privately and as a secondary education state school teacher in Greece. She holds a summa cum laude BA in 'ELT and Greek language and literature' from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has been awarded several IKY scholarships and has attended teacher training and methodology courses, mainly in the universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge. She has worked as a part-time teacher trainer for state school teachers since 2000. She has been involved in the KPG exam (the State Certificate of Foreign Language Proficiency) both as Exam Co-ordinator and Oral Examiner since 2003. A firm believer in life-long learning and CPD, Julia is an active member of TESOL Greece and has taken part as a speaker in many International ELT Conferences. In 2008 she was a presenter at the Conference held in Turi, Estonia, on Civic Education - Activities for Young People With Disabilities.


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Lindsay CLANDFIELD is a teacher, trainer and author from Canada. He is the author of several books for teachers and learners of English most notably Global (for Macmillan) and Dealing with Difficulties (for Delta Publishing), both of which have won The English Speaking Union award, given by the Duke of Edinburgh. Lindsay has been teaching and developing materials for online teaching for the past nine years with various tertiary organizations. He is the co-author, with Nicky Hockly, of Teaching Online (Delta Publishing 2010). Additionally, Lindsay is the series editor of the Delta Teacher Development Series and the writer behind the blog Six Things ( In 2011 he founded The Round (, an independent publishing collective with Luke Meddings.  Lindsay Clandfield_2

Jeffrey DOONAN has been a teacher of English and the Social Sciences for more than twenty years in several countries in the Mediterranean region. He is currently teaching at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. His involvement in TESOL Greece allowed him to meet those who began the Disabled Access Friendly campaign and he immediately saw the value in helping with such a positive cause.

"As teachers we should strive to teach beyond the classrooms we enter and the DAF has allowed me to do that in many ways."

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Adir FERREIRA lives in Brazil and has been a teacher and teacher educator for more than 20 years. His passions are reading, movies, singing and teaching pronunciation.

You can check out his blog (for Brazilian students) at


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Ben GOLDSTEIN  has taught English for twenty-five years in the UK, Spain and Hong Kong. He currently teaches on The New School’s online MATESOL program (New York). He is lead author of the (young) adult coursebook series ‘New Framework’ and ‘New American Framework’ (Richmond) and the newly published ‘The Big Picture’ and ‘American Big Picture’ (Richmond). He has also published the coursebook and workbook for ‘English Unlimited Advanced’ (Cambridge) and the teachers’ methodology handbook ‘Working with Images’ (Cambridge). He is currently working on the follow-up “Language Learning with Digital Video”. His main interests lie in intercultural issues, identity, images and video and English as an International Language.

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Jamie KEDDIE is a European-based teacher, teacher trainer, writer and presenter. He is the founder of, the site that was formerly known as TEFLclips, winner of a British Council ELTons award.

His publications include Images in the in the Resource Books for Teachers series published by Oxford University Press. Jamie is an associate trainer at Norwich Institute for Language Education in the UK.   


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Vicky LORAS is an English Teacher, born in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada.

She has been teaching English as a foreign language and literature to students of all ages since 1997. She now lives in Switzerland and is the co-founder and owner of The Loras English Network, a school she opened with her sister Eugenia. They teach English, train teachers and also hold children’s events.

Vicky blogs at:


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Sue LYON-JONES  is a freelance ELT developer, ESOL tutor and teaching with ICT consultant based in the UK.  She publishes and writes the content for the free English lessons and ELT resources site, ESOL Courses.  Her current areas of interest include teaching with web based technologies, interactive materials development, educational games, mobile learning and Dogme ELT.

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Gerard MCLOUGHLIN works as a CELTA and DELTA trainer at IH Barcelona. He has an MA in ELT from Thames Valley University. He is co-author of New Generation, a Bacchilerato course (CUP) and Fast Forward, an ESO coursebook (Richmond). He has also written teachers' books and an online teacher development course for The Consultants-E. He is a board member of TESOL-SPAIN responsible for the website and resources. "Students have a wealth of knowledge to tap into and are digitally savvy; our role is to focus them on looking in the right places to expand their knowledge of the world and the people who live in it. I have this belief that changing perspectives helps them become a better person, and the philosophy of the Disabled Access Friendly campaign supports this belief." 

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Eleni NIKIFOROU holds a BA in English Language and Literature (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and an MEd in Educational Technology and English Language Teaching (University of Manchester). She worked as a foreign language teacher in the private sector for six years. She currently holds the position of Special Teaching Staff at the Language Centre of the University of Cyprus, where she teaches English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes. Her research interests include blended learning, instructional technology, professional development and teacher training. She believes language learning opens a window in the world and that is why she is involved in the Disabled Access Friendly campaign.


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Waleed NURELDEEN is an EFL instructor, material developer and ELT activist from Egypt. He is affiliated with the University of Business and Technology, Saudi Arabia and is also a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Menoufiya University, Egypt. He holds an MA degree in Linguistics from Cairo University (Egypt), Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Cairo University and Bachelor of Education in TEFL from Menoufiya University. He is also a Board of Directors member and chair of Professional Development Committee at NileTESOL. He has delivered several presentations and workshops at NileTESOL, TESOL Sudan, TESOL Arabia and IATEFL conferences. Also, he is a reviewer for the Global Education Review journal. And finally, Mr. Nureldeen is a staunch advocate of empowering EFL teachers through promoting professional development.

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Aleksandra STRAHINIC holds a BA and an MA in English language and literature from the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade and is now at postgraduate studies. She started her professional career as a translator and a marketing manager at a private company. She has been teaching English both at the High School and Oxford School in Leskovac for fifteen years. She is also a permanent court interpreter at the Principal Court and the High Court.  Aleksandra is interested in professional development and that is why she joined ELTA in 2005 and became a regional coordinator in June 2009.   


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Julia TANNER-BOGIA was a Thessaloniki-based teacher and teacher trainer.  At the time of her death she was a teacher at the private school Vassiliadis, as well as a teacher trainer for the Hellenic American Union and a chief examiner for the University of Michigan examinations. She is probably best known for her volunteer work, most notably in the English-language teaching world as the founding chair of Tesol Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece. She was also the founding chair of the Thessaloniki Organisation for Women’s Employment and Resources (Tower). She was a staunch supporter of the Disabled Access Friendly campaign from the very start, and in her role as Chair of TESOL Macedonia Thrace did much to spread the word and gain further support for the campaign.

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